The First Episode of CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone is Now Streaming for Free

You can watch “The Comedian,” starring Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan, online right now.

By Chris Morse

Still skeptical on picking up a subscription to CBS All Access? You may not be alone, which is why the streaming platform has made the first episode of The Twilight Zone available for viewing online. The revival series has only today made its debut on the streaming platform with its first two installments, “The Comedian” and “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” starring Kumail Nanjiani and Adam Scott respectively.

Embedding is disabled on the video, so you will have to head on over to this page to watch the episode, which should serve as a nice preview of the Jordan Peele-hosted endeavor. Give it a watch and see if the new series is up your alley before taking the plunge on CBS All Access. One-week free trials are also available for the subscription service in case you want to check out the first couple episodes all at once.

Nanjiani’s “The Comedian” also stars Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Cop Out) and follows an aspiring comedian who trades away more than he realizes in exchange for success on the stage. The second episode, starring Scott, is titled “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” and appears to be a spiritual successor to the classic original series story of a similar name, telling the tale of a man who takes a flight and finds himself getting more and more paranoid as the trip goes on.

The series’ overall cast includes Seth Rogen (This is the End, Pineapple Express), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Nun), James Frain (Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, True Detective), Zabryna Guevara (The Rebound, Gotham), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Luke Kirby (The Deuce), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Percy Hynes-White (The Gifted), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2), Betty Gabriel (Get Out, The Purge: Election Year), Chris O’Dowd (Get Shorty, Bridesmaids), and Amy Landecker (Transparent, Doctor Strange).

Other stars who have been confirmed so far are Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Burning), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good as It Gets), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Cop Out), Sanaa Lathan (Something New, AVP: Alien vs. Predator), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies), John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Star Trek films), Allison Tolman (Krampus, The Gift), Jacob Tremblay (Before I Wake, The Book of Henry), Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James, Hot Tub Time Machine 2), and DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It, Shots Fired).

Jordan Peele is executive producing this reboot for the CBS All Access streaming platform and will also serve as the show's host, filling the shoes of the legendary Rod Serling, who created the original series back in 1959, a role he is not taking lightly.

The Twilight Zone premiered today with its first two episodes and a new episode will debut every Thursday starting on April 11th. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all of the latest on this series.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo